SEO Forum - LINK WHEELS: Which 10 Web2.0 Properties Should I Use To Make An Effective Link Wheel??

Profile picture of the author KateD by KateD Posted: 08/17/2009
Hi All,

Over the last few days, I have read a few threads regarding the creation and use of "link wheels". Basically, link wheels are a grouping of Web2.0 pages (ie. Squidoo, Hubpages, Blogger, etc) linking to your main site/blog with the intend of giving it more backlinks (and therefore do better in the SERPS).

I would like to build a link wheel to help promote my latest blog.

Which ten web2.0 platforms should I use for my link wheel? This is going to take some time and effort, and I'd like to make sure that the results will be worth.

A secondary question would be on how best to interlink the web2.0 properties to my blog. ANy advice on that would be great too!

Thanks guys!

KateD
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  • Profile picture of the author JasonParker
    JasonParker
    Originally Posted by KateD View Post
    Hi All,

    Over the last few days, I have read a few threads regarding the creation and use of "link wheels". Basically, link wheels are a grouping of Web2.0 pages (ie. Squidoo, Hubpages, Blogger, etc) linking to your main site/blog with the intend of giving it more backlinks (and therefore do better in the SERPS).

    I would like to build a link wheel to help promote my latest blog.

    Which ten web2.0 platforms should I use for my link wheel? I mean, which ten SHOULD I use? This is going to take some time and effort, and I'd like to make sure that the results will be worth.

    A secondary question would be on how best to interlink the web2.0 properties to my blog. ANy advice on that would be great too!

    Thanks guys!

    KateD
    I've only used Squidoo, Hubpages, and another site I can't think of the name right now... 5 Squid Lenses, 5 Hubpages, and a page from whatever that site was. I did this about 2 months ago and I didn't think it was working, but yesterday actually I took a look at 2 terms I was trying to rank for and wham... I'm on the #2 spot for both terms.

    These aren't highly searched terms though... They have a low search volume but the keywords themselves are what I call "Buyer Keywords." They're keywords that a buyer is more likely to type in.

    So... This strategy at least worked with Squidoo, Hubpages, and some other random Web 2.0 property.

    BTW, I also blasted 11 articles that linked to the Web 2.0 sites AND bookmarked both the articles and Web 2.0 pages. Apparently that's what Google likes right now...

    Your Website < Web 2.0 Links Pointing In < Articles Pointing to Web 2.0 pages < bookmark all
  • Profile picture of the author Kelly Verge
    Kelly Verge
    I try to have at least two of the bigger ones (HubPages, Squidoo, Wordpress, Blogger, Tumblr) then I fill in the rest with random properties. I have a big list of 2.0 properties for those who need them.
  • Profile picture of the author Ursa Anzur
    Ursa Anzur
    Hi Kate!

    The ones I use are Blogsome, Xanga, Slideshare, tumblr, livejournal, wordpress.com, wetpaint, blogger, scribd and vox. These are the best for me, especially scribed and slideshare are Google's favorites right now (from what I have experienced from building the linkwheels).

    Currently I use this "linkwheel" (it's not a typical linkwheel), but it has proven to work great for me:

  • Profile picture of the author KateD
    KateD
    Ursa,

    That's a pretty impressive link wheel.

    Just two questions:

    1. how long did it take you to create?
    2. how much traffic is your main site getting?

    And thanks so much for taking the time to submit the image. I love visuals. Much easier to grasp the concepts.

    KateD
  • Profile picture of the author KateD
    KateD
    Anoter question Ursa,

    I noticed that beside the web2.0 properties, you have noted "article 1", "article 2", etc.

    Are these articles on the web2.0 property, or articles submitted to article directories in order to promote the web2.0 property?

    KateD
  • Profile picture of the author Ursa Anzur
    Ursa Anzur
    Kate!

    I would say it takes about a month on average to create such a linkwheel.

    Traffic comes from the articles (10 -13 articles) that are put on ten Web 2.0 websites, video sharing websites and organic searches.

    How much traffic there is, depends on a niche, but once such a linkwheel has been created and all the properties start to rank higher and higher, it can go through the roof.

    The articles are submitted both to Web 2.0 properties and article directories. I then make small linkwheels to these articles for them to rank high in the SERPS too. Usually there is a linkwheel created separately for the Web 2.0 properties and a linkwheel for the articles that are submitted to article directories.

    Don't forget to submit articles to Scribd, it can rank high in Google fast these days.

    Ursa
  • Profile picture of the author dadaas
    dadaas
    Wow i like your picture.
    Im going to mail that guy who is offering web2.0 properties hope yous end me list, thanks.
  • Profile picture of the author XFactor
    XFactor
    Wow you guys put a lot of work into this stuff.

    Ever consider article marketing?

    1 good article could give you hundreds, even thousands of backlinks
    over time.

    - John
  • Profile picture of the author Intrepreneur
    Intrepreneur
    Originally Posted by Ursa Anzur View Post
    Kate!

    I would say it takes about a month on average to create such a linkwheel.

    Traffic comes from the articles (10 -13 articles) that are put on ten Web 2.0 websites, video sharing websites and organic searches.



    Ursa
    Do you spin your articles? If so how many would you make per article?

    Do you revisit the web 2.0 properites to add more contnet?

    Which file format is best for Scribd?

    Also thanks for contributing to this thread, you've definately helped me.

    Best Wishes
    Mark
  • Profile picture of the author kkchoon
    kkchoon
    Depends on my strategy, I only spin article for 2 reasons, backlinks and multiple listing...

    Adding more content to your web 2 properties will help to keep it fresh, and the best way is get topic related rss feeds...

    - Kok Choon
  • Profile picture of the author Ursa Anzur
    Ursa Anzur
    Originally Posted by Intrepreneur View Post
    Do you spin your articles? If so how many would you make per article?

    Do you revisit the web 2.0 properites to add more contnet?

    Which file format is best for Scribd?

    Also thanks for contributing to this thread, you've definately helped me.

    Best Wishes
    Mark
    Mark!

    I haven't spinned any articles yet, I use unique articles (10-13), but if I needed more content, I would definitely spin these articles and make even more Web 2.0 properties. You can definitely spin a few articles and use them, instead of totally unique ones.

    I convert an article to pdf and upload it to Scribd.

    I don't add new content to Web 2.0 properties, I just make a few backlinks from time to time too boost their rankings even more.

    I use such a linkwheel for my main keyword. When targeting other keywords, I make smaller linkwheels.

    Let's say I have a blog with 10 articles - I just make smaller linkwheels for these articles (usually it even doesn't have to be for all the articles, they are already ranking high on their own).
  • Profile picture of the author Ursa Anzur
    Ursa Anzur
    Originally Posted by XFactor View Post
    Wow you guys put a lot of work into this stuff.

    Ever consider article marketing?

    1 good article could give you hundreds, even thousands of backlinks
    over time.

    - John
    sure John, this is a part of article marketing too. The point is, you try to dominate the first pages of Google with all these Web 2.0 properties, articles that you submit to article directories, videos, etc. If you think one article can give you hundreds of backlinks, imagine how many you would get this way. You can easily dominate the niche.
  • Profile picture of the author XFactor
    XFactor
    Originally Posted by Ursa Anzur View Post
    sure John, this is a part of article marketing too. The point is, you try to dominate the first pages of Google with all these Web 2.0 properties, articles that you submit to article directories, videos, etc. If you think one article can give you hundreds of backlinks, imagine how many you would get this way. You can easily dominate the niche.
    Yes, if only I could imagine ...

    - John
  • Profile picture of the author KateD
    KateD
    Originally Posted by XFactor View Post
    Wow you guys put a lot of work into this stuff.

    Ever consider article marketing?

    1 good article could give you hundreds, even thousands of backlinks
    over time.

    - John
    Oh, there's plenty of article marketing is this strategy. I have submitted 19 articles to EZA for my new blog over the past two weeks.

    Creating a link wheel allows you not only to help your blig/site in the SERPS, but also your articles published in the article directories (by linking to them from the "wheel").

    And it's my estimation that done properly, I'd be able to write and submit fewer articles to directories, but have them be MUCH more effective.

    I'm testing this theory out myself, of course.

    Much Success,

    KateD
  • Profile picture of the author KateD
    KateD
    Originally Posted by depapepee View Post
    Thank you for sharing but I think this is less worth becasue I ever try it and my network getting banned
    Seriously? You got banned for using a link wheel? Can you share a litle more info on that, since I haven't heard about anyone getting "banned" from their network.

    It's just a linking strategy, and when you are adding unique, valuable and relevant information about a niche, why in the world would anyone ban you?

    KateD
  • Profile picture of the author cheece2001
    cheece2001
    question,
    when making a linkwheel around an ezine article for example, do you have to make new web 2.0 properties linking to that article?
  • Profile picture of the author Jimerson Farveez
    Jimerson Farveez
    Well Kate, I am using very few sites, such as hubpages, blogger.com, squidoo and EZA. With that combination, I used to do some social bookmarks too.

    However, I heard that there are risks on doing link wheel, Anyone had heard of that?
  • Profile picture of the author KateD
    KateD
    Originally Posted by Jimerson Farveez View Post
    Well Kate, I am using very few sites, such as hubpages, blogger.com, squidoo and EZA. With that combination, I used to do some social bookmarks too.

    However, I heard that there are risks on doing link wheel, Anyone had heard of that?
    Again, I'm not sure what "risk" you are referring to. If done properly, it's totally whitehat.

    KateD
  • Profile picture of the author KateD
    KateD
    Originally Posted by cheece2001 View Post
    question,
    when making a linkwheel around an ezine article for example, do you have to make new web 2.0 properties linking to that article?

    Well, yes, you could do that. That should really help an individual article rise in the search engines, and thus get more page views.

    I was simply referring to linking to select articles from the different web2.0 sites.

    KateD
  • Profile picture of the author lonniewa2
    lonniewa2
    Hi Ursa & Kate,

    Great information as this will help a bunch of people out on this forum.

    I was just wondering if all your properties are dofollow or not. See I am more interest in the backlink juice instead of trying to rank my web 2.0 sites. Just trying to get my focus hub in the top 3 positions.

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